My Living Letter

Rob Arold

Banking – Member Services Representative

Verse: (I have a lot that I would consider to be favorites, but here’s just one)
“For Your Love is ever before me, and I walk continually in Your Truth”
-Psalm 26:3

Why this verse is important:
Ever since graduating Lynchburg College in May 2013, I have found that the overall pace of life has a way of speeding up. For four years, I was in a bubble isolated from the real world; my entire life schedule consisted of going to class, taking my finals, leaving for break, and coming back to repeat. While college itself was an incredible era of my life, I realize now how much I took life for granted then. Sure, I involved myself in a number of fruitful organizations and honor societies, but I was not preparing myself for the working world as much as I should have been

Fast forward two years, and here I am now; I have moved from Lynchburg, VA to Washington, DC. I have been married for three months, and life is great. Nevertheless, my schedule is chock-full, and I sometimes forget to slow down and appreciate everything that life has provided me: a loving family, a beautiful wife, an incredible apartment in the heart of our nation’s capital, and the means for us both to afford such a living.

Lately, I have begun walking more, as opposed to taking the Metro everywhere I need to go. It is incredible how much beauty there is in this city, and yet every day, 800,000 metro trips are taken through dark tunnels that sit deep below the DC Metropolitan Area. Walking from point A to point B enables me to slow down during the hustle and bustle of my daily life; I can truly observe and appreciate the beauty of God’s grace in all that surrounds me. As I strive to live a life of true purpose, I feel that such a goal is achieved by pursuing and spreading the love of our Creator.

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